Favorite Camo?

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  1. anubis1335

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    Solocanoe once made a statement similar to "here in the South, camo is a religion" paraphrased that pretty badly...similar i said :) and i am curious what your favorite camo is?

    I really like multicam but it is rich
    My overall fave military color is OD.. just love it. Love to find a beater jeep or something and rhino hide it OD

    But, my favorite all time camo is Tiger Stripe of the MAC V SOG origin.

    What's your fave?
     
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    +1 Tiger Stripe
     
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    Yup, Tiger Stripe here too, the sparse tadpole pattern.
     
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    By far to me the new MARPAT is the best out right now for look and blend ability but good luck finding it.

    Next to me is the old Recondo tiger stripe.

    OD
     
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    the one im liking is truesage real good break up and the color is real good
     
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    I'm partial to the British DPM pattern, both woodland and desert
     
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    I have a smock in, I believe, the armoured division's version of Dancam which is a darker more muted version of the normal Danish camo,

    [​IMG]

    Really great camo.

    Otherwise, I tend to gravitate towards OD.
     
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    Czechoslovak raindrop pattern vz.60 i use it most often.
    [​IMG]

    matt
     
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    I'm fond of the the good old fashioned USGI Woodland Camo.
    Not for any other reason than I just like it.
    Maybe I'm just nostalgic...
     
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    DPM all the way, it just feels right for some reason.
     
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    Wonder why :)
     
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    My other favorite camo is Slovak pattern vz.97 It's a great woodland variation created for slovakian woods. 50%nylon 50%cotton, quite sturdy and durable material.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    ATB
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    Great examples guys! I do like me some woodland too.
     
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    MARPAT.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have alot of MARPAT because thats what i was issued. I like it pretty well. If i had the money i would buy a couple sets of the multicam. I dont wear camo that much though.
     
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    Plaid here. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    Being in the southwest the one that is closest to the environment is

    [​IMG]

    I do like the MARPAT a lot though as it blends in well here and in the woods.
     
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    Black watch plaid and either black or od green pants. You can literally disappear into Midwestern woods and not look like an airsoft or Rambo wannabe when you hit the road.
     
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    Multicam. Truly amazing stuff.
     
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    prefer the term Mall Ninja...cuz i AM Rambo :D
     
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    I was just given a woodland field jacket and I had a desert.
    Fall in the midwest I think desert is good.
    Somewhere I think I still have a rip-stop BDU shirt in "jungle" camo from the 60's.
    Similar to woodland, but brighter greens.
    Also have an ASAT jacket, but ASAT shrinks, I can't even zipper it anymore.

    Lately I'm with Slayer and 'Thrope. I like plaid.
     
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    chocolate chip and woodland is a good combo here too... good call Flag Mnt Hkrs
     
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    woodland for me
     
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    Woodland...then MARPAT!!!
     
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    haha! Thanks, Anubis!

    yeah...woodland camo would be my favorite of the military stuff...because that's what we wore when I served.

    but the statement I made was for civi - hunting - everyday wear camo. You can't go anywhere here...walmart, the mall, Dr's office, ball game...without seeing some folks - both sexes and all ages - in a camo coat, hat, shirt, or pants...I think it's great. I'm apt to wear my camo pants to red lobster and not think a thing about it. :57:

    I'm a Realtree guy - Realtree AP or APG is my pattern.
    I've met Bill Jordan (the owner of Realtree) years ago...and I just liked his humble style. But, I'm sure other camo makers are great too.

    I hunt sometimes with a Mossy Oak guy - he kids me that I 'stick out' - I fire back that he's 'scareing the wildlife'. :D

    I used to have a nice 17ft aluminum duck boat - painted in Realtree Advantage Duckblind pattern...nice boat, just sold it off when it sat too much. I prefer the canoe by myself.

    It really IS pretty serious here...lol...
    We got this couple in our church that had a baby shower last year...they sent out Mossy Oak invitations...and asked for everyone to "respect their choice of camo patterns." yep....they were devout 'mossy oak-ers' the dad even had M.O Seat covers in his truck.... so we got 'em some Mossy Oak bibs and a little jumper online. :9:
     
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    Mostly Khaki and OD here, Ive got some USMC MARPAT in Woodland and Dessert, but I tend not to wear them too much cuz of the Mall Ninja reason, allthough being a Marine I feel I can wear them if I want
     
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    Awesome. I like MO bro.. i used to like real tree and treebark too for the civi stuff..but mossy oak won my heart :)
     
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    Late Spring, Summer and very early fall before the leaves change it's woodland or multicam, sometimes predator camo.

    Late fall and winter is Columbia's Gallatin Range PHG Wool, woodland or snow. Nearly all of my images & videos are done with the Gallatin Range Wool in snow pattern. I usually have snow on the ground from the last week of October through April.
     
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    yeah...like SGT Mac said...even though I've earned the right...I don't wear any military camo out-n-about. Just the hunting camo patterns.
     
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    I just got a pair of of Mulit-Cam pants. I'm digging the way it can almost change color with your surrounding. When it's next to light stuff like sand and rock, the lighter colors come out. When you go into the green and dark it gets darker.

    My daughter who is an art student thought it was so cool.
     
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    My favorite is the Cabelas Outfitter pattern, works well for my AO and others as well.
     
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    Thats a good one too skab.. looks like that old school duck camo... i saw some wool pull overs in that outfitter camo that i liked... guess i just like camo in general
     
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    CANPAT, it was the first of the modern digi-cams and I still think it looks the best. The brighter green is the shiznit.

    [​IMG]
     
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    For me, it'd be a toss-up between old Woodland and the current MARPAT Woodland, if I wanted to hide in the woods, tho I've got mostly old Woodland gear, since the surplus is cheaper. I'm tending toward plain khaki for clothing now (like my boonie, it's a lighter tone for the summer), it doesn't stand out in town like camo, while still being subdued. Plus, I can claim khaki is just Hindi for butternut!

    Matt in Tx
     
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    My favorite is woodland, however living in the harwoods around the Great lakes, Mossy Oak patterns and, or Real Tree will truly let You disapear.
     
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    I like the British WW2 camo, precursor to DPM.

    [​IMG]

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    Tiger Stripe or ABU.
     
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    I would say mine would be [​IMG] I would say second would be O.D

    ( Woodland
     
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    Of the military patterns I really like DPM and Flecktarn. The WWII Splinter pattern also works well in my AO.
    For hunting, my current fav is Columbia Gallatin Range in Brown. It blends in so well with everything. People and wildlife walk right past me all the time. I may have to try the winter camo from them too.
     
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    Down in the southeast Mossy Oak Breakup and Realtree Advantage work very well. I don't wear much camo, I got a Multicam Boonie Hat. I kinda like the multicam, may buy some more for giggles. I also like the marpat. Woodland and Tiger Stripe have too much black in them.
     
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    Woodland here ( in fact, Very few people who know me have Ever seen me Not wearing 'something' in either OD or Woodland ) .. I even had on a cammo T-shirt under the obnoxious light lavender shirt I wore at my wedding .. and Yeah, My Wife smacked me really hard when she found out at the reception .. LOL

    Most of my 'dirt-time', in the last 30 years has been in the Pacific Northwest ( heavily wooded coniferous forest ), and Woodland cammo works well ( although, in my experience with improvised shelters, in heavy foliage, the tigerstripe pattern seems to 'disappear' better.
     
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    x-camo. it is the digital version of multicam. I really like the way it looks. dont know how it will perform in the summer though. hey never underestimate the cool factor. while my would be assailants are memorized, thinking to themselves "man those are the coolest camo pants i ever seen!" I will be able to make my escape.
     
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    What? Really?

    If I wear my Woodland camo pants I'm a mall ninja? :15:

    I am so bummed now....:17:
     
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    Most people spend 99% of their time in areas where camo is not necessary, even in the woods.

    In fact, camo patterened clothing (woodland, tigerstripe, desert, marpat, multicam, mossy oak, realtree, etc) is basically self-defeating when used during hunting season, at least, when people wear solid colors or solid patterns. Like those orange camo coveralls, etc.

    This is cause deer (most animals as well) don't see color in the same way we do. They see in browntones or greys/black/whites, or if they do see color, what they notice most is contrasts between natural backdrops and the colors of your clothes.

    So really, wearing multiple pieces of different colored clothing would be better to help you blend in.

    The only thing camo clothing is useful for is blending into heavily brushy areas to avoid notice from humans. And again, different colored clothing in earth tones would be better, esp. if you're going to be going in and out of the woods.

    HTH,
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    I always thought the old naval dazzle paint was pretty nifty.

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    PW A woman can wear what-ever she wants when-ever she wants and I am sure you cut a fine figure in Tiger stripe too

    My wife won't let me wear camouflage to bed.
     
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    There is a bloke here

    http://www.blackfoot.com.au/

    His rationale is not to disappear but to appear non-human/non-predatory and his clothing really works quite well to that end, note how pale the clothing appears compared to Woodland and how much contrast there is.
    I dye my own clothing but used this blokes ideas to do so.

    I'll be buying from him as soon as I can afford to
     
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    Well honey, she can't find you if you wear camo to bed. ;)
     
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    I use those same gators here in Alaska..They are top Norwegian kit..I love them..They have wool legging liner to go under them but i dont have them. Do you?

    Love that camo too and the East German variation as well..very flexible in terms of multiple terrain use..
     
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    Have you looked at Preadtor camouflage it is similar to the camo in the link you provided ?

    http://www.predatorcamo.com/
     

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